Depeche Mode releases a newly upgraded, expanded, Blu-Ray edition of the 101 documentary concert film and live album chronicling the 101st and final performance of the band's Music For The Masses world tour, recorded live at the Pasadena Rose Bowl on June 18, 1988.
A groundbreaking collaborative documentary, 101 was co-directed by acclaimed husband-and-wife filmmaking team D.A. Pennebaker (Don't Look Back) and Chris Hegedus (The War Room) with active creative input from Depeche Mode, who'd held an exclusive contest for fans offering an appearance in a Depeche Mode movie as the prize. 101's narrative through-line of contest winners traveling across America to attend Depeche Mode's landmark Rose Bowl concert is a cinematic precursor to the youth culture trend in "reality TV" programming. Depeche Mode's 101 captures the electrifying synergy between the band and their fans.
This new HD edition of 101: A film by D.A. Pennebaker, Chris Hegedus, David Dawkins has been meticulously upgraded using 4k scans of the original film reels to create an all-new viewing experience.
The 101 Blu-ray includes three previously unseen bonus performances of "A Question of Lust," "Sacred" and "Something To Do" plus the official promotional video for "Everything Counts."
"It's incredible to be able to see D.A. Pennebaker's film and this period of our career presented in this new high-definition light," said Depeche Mode.
"We were thrilled to partner with Sony Music on the digital restoration of Depeche Mode 101, definitely one of our all-time favorite films and one of our favorite filmmaking experiences," said 101 co-director Chris Hegedus. "DM 101's parallel realities following the historic tour of this pioneering British band as they storm across America bringing an exciting new sound to the masses, along with an intimate view of a busload of ardent young fans on an unforgettable road trip to the Rose Bowl made this documentary a groundbreaking influence on the reality genre. Making this movie was a grand adventure for both of us (Pennebaker and Hegedus).... By the end of the tour, we became their biggest fans. We are excited to introduce this new release to audiences."
In 2020 Depeche Mode released SPiRiTS in the Forest which Forbes described as "the new gold standard for concert films," with director and longtime collaborator Anton Corbijn. This was recorded at the close of the record-breaking two-year Global Spirit Tour, which saw the band play to over 3 million fans at 115 shows around the world. In November they closed the year with their induction into the legendary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Note: 101 and Live At The Pasadena Bowl contain a sequence of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.
- Blu-Ray Video
- 101 Film: Meticulously Upgraded Using 4K Scans of the Original Film Reels
- Live At The Pasadena Rose Bowl, June 18, 1988
- 3 Previously Unseen Bonus Performances
- "Everything Counts" Official Promo Video
- Blu-Ray audio options: 2.0 Uncompressed LPCM Stereo / 5.1 Uncompressed LPCM Surround / Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
- Blu-Ray Total Running Time: 3 hr 13 min approx.
- Blu-Ray Total Running Time: 3 hr 13 min approx. Made in USA
101: A film by D.A. Pennebaker, Chris Hegedus, David Dawkins
Depeche Mode prepares for the 101st and final concert of its massive 'Music For The Masses' world tour at the Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena, California, while a group of fans who won a contest travel to the concert through the United States on a bus...
Live At The Pasadena Rose Bowl, June 18, 1988
- Master And Servant
- Behind The Wheel
- Blasphemous Rumours
- Black Celebration
- Pleasure, Little Treasure
- Just Can't Get Enough
- Everything Counts
- Never Let Me Down Again
- A Question Of Lust (Bonus)
- Sacred (Bonus)
- Something To Do (Bonus)
- Everything Counts official promotional video